July has been cooler than last year and we spent a couple of weeks at the island of Gotland and visited some new places.
Another trip down to fair Österlen via Alvesta. Spring is still late, but a number of late migrants started to arrive on the last days.
nd Bergqvara gård outside Växjö as well as Äspet (Åhus), Hallamölla vattenfall (Brösarp), Norrekås, Gislövshammar and Brantevik.
After that drab May, June has been very warm for Sweden. Often too hot for both me and the birds. With 35% of adult Swedes now vaccinated and the virus retreating, I hope the bird hikes will soon pick up again.
Another two week trip down to Brantevik via Alvesta. Our first week was mainly chilly, windy wet, but the weather picked up and the next batch of migratory birds started to arrive. I’m especially happy for getting good images of the Nightingale.
Another trip down to the south east of Sweden and Brantevik. A short stop outside Alvesta on the way.
With the Covid-19 virus still going, we did not go on any larger excursions. Mainly brought the camera on dog-walks.
A road trip took us southward for a week in Brantevik, Österlen with short visits in Alvesta and Gusum. We kept our social distancing, except for the birds of course.
Kustsnäppa (Calidris canutus, Red Knot)
Kärrsnäppa (Calidris alpina; Dunlin)
Småspov (Numenius phaeopus; Whimbrel)
Enkelbeckasin (Gallinago gallinago; Common snipe)
Storspov (Numenius arquata; Eurasian curlew)
Grönbena (Tringa glareola; Wood sandpiper)
Skogssnäppa (Tringa ochropus; Green sandpiper)
Drillsnäppa (Actitis hypoleucos; Common sandpiper)
Rödbena (Tringa totanus; Common redshank)
Svartsnäppa (Tringa erythropus; Spotted redshank)
Gluttsnäppa (Tringa nebularia; Common greenshank)
Brushane (Calidris pugnax; Ruff)